This email is from Tim Duddy who quite a number of valley residents will remember from when he spoke at Glen Alice in 2010.
Dear coal communities and friends,
I am writing to you to let you know that I will be standing for the state seat of Upper Hunter in the upcoming election.
I am passionate about bringing fairness back into our community and protecting productive agricultural land and valuable water resources from the largely unchecked expansion of mining in this district.
Restoring the rights of communities and those existing sustainable local industries that have built this region is a priority for me.
I have copied below the media release announcing my candidacy and will formally launch the campaign in Singleton on Monday January 24.
You can follow the campaign on Facebook at Tim Duddy for Upper Hunter
While many of you will have my personal email, given how fast things will move over the next two months, for campaign related issues please email me at:
I look forward to working with you all over the next two months and hopefully for the four years following that.
If you can help on the campaign in any way including hosting an event in your local community, at polling booths on election day, or with financial support, please don't hesitate to get in touch with the campaign through email@example.com
Please feel free to forward this email to your contacts.
Media Release, 21 January 2010
Liverpool plains farmer and agricultural advocate Tim Duddy will stand as an independent for the Upper Hunter against sitting National member George Souris on 26 March.
“I want to bring a strong new voice to the Upper Hunter that is about fairness, protecting productive agricultural land, valuable water resources and encouraging regional diversity putting the local communities first” Mr. Duddy said.
“As an independent I will speak out about the things that really matter to this community.
“The Upper Hunter has not been served well by the major parties. The unfettered expansion of the mining and gas industry is threatening long-term sustainability of other industries across the valley.
“I want to see a diverse valley where the existing and productive local industries including wineries, tourism, thoroughbred breeding and agriculture are able to work side by side, not be pushed out by mining.
“I will be promoting improvement in regional services.
“There is a chronic shortage of infrastructure, health professionals and police in the region. Given the areas enormous contribution to the NSW Government coffers, the local community deserves more,” Mr Duddy said.
The official campaign launch will be held at the Singleton RSL - Alroy Park on Dorsman Drive, Singleton Heights on Monday January 24 at 11am.
For more information contact Tim Duddy: 0400 356 059